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Expect Success – Expert Interview with Jackie Hilgert
February 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CST
Join host, Regina Barr, and Jackie Hilgert, for a 30 minute podcast as they talk about success strategies developed through positive expectations, dedication and perspiration on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @ 12 noon CT.
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de La Bruyère, 1645-1696, French Writer
February is International Expect Success Month. Inspired by Karla Brandau in 2005, she wanted to encourage individuals to look deep within their soul to find hidden success elements, then develop those attributes. In this podcast, Regina and Jackie will talk about their experiences and success strategies that they have developed in their careers.
Jackie Hilgert is Editor-in-Chief of BankBeat magazine, a journal that serves the banking industry. She leads a team of talented journalists, many of whom have banking experience themselves. BankBeat is published by NFR Communications, a strategic communications firm based in the Twin Cities, for which Jackie serves as Chief Operating Officer.
Jackie has been in her current role since January 2018, though she also worked at the company from 1996 to 2008. From 2008 to 2018, Jackie owned Traditions Communications. She provided corporate communications services but also authored or edited more than one dozen corporate, institutional and family histories. Her professional writing spans genres from business to travel, history to medicine.
Jackie calls her educational journey non-traditional. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Individualized Studies from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul by designing her own degree, entitled “The Business of Writing.” In her early 50s, Jackie was accepted into the highly-competitive Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota, which provided a paid teaching fellowship. For three years, in addition to her studies and running her business, she taught undergraduate courses in creative writing and English composition. Jackie earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Literary Nonfiction in 2017.
Though she spends much of her time these days managing people and editing the work of others, she is first and foremost a writer. Creating narratives, Jackie says, enhances a person’s ability to think critically. To be successful, writers must trust the messy and sometimes frustrating revision process. “Writing is craft,” she adds. “Writing becomes art only when one becomes a master of the craft.”
Learn more about Jackie at www.bankbeat.biz/about/.